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Issues pertaining to festivals, religion, food all of which are central to South Asian culture

South Asia Week: Celebrating a multitude of perspectives

ShareThe newly elected president of the Tufts Association of South Asians (TASA), Arvind Krishnamurthy, recently pointed out something interesting about the South Asian community at Tufts in his election speech: that it’s not homogenous. Most of us would be able … Continue reading

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What makes a Hindu?

ShareWhen one thinks of Hinduism, one is automatically transported to a world nestled in the Himalayas where people with peaceful faces practice yoga and are non-violent, peace-loving, and of a fundamentally different religion. Naturally, some images of smoke and an … Continue reading

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The Complex Puzzle of Growth in India and China

ShareThe discourse on India and China is often seen analysed through different lenses: the democracy versus development lens – we tend to highlight the differences between these two countries in their political systems, economic structures and the different outcomes that … Continue reading

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Reflections from the Tufts Mushaira

ShareOn Thursday the 2nd of February 2012, the Association of Pakistani Allies (APA) organized a Mushaira (Urdu Poetry Recital) at Tufts along with support from the Tufts Association of South Asians (TASA) and the Institute for Global Leadership (IGL). [apologies … Continue reading

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Keeping up with South Asia

ShareIt’s a world of contradictions: A place where tradition and modernity coexist. You can hear Justin Bieberplaying on a procession for Lord Krishna’s birthday. Where high rise buildings and slums co-exist. You can exit a five star hotel and be … Continue reading

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